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Maple

I think it was FatHead and I who saw this band open for I know not who (it was a long time ago). And they were without a doubt the most singular band I’ve ever seen.  By the third song they had dudes yelling “fuck you” at them from the crowd.  I guess I just don’t get it.  We loved them. 

Oh, I think they were opening for Malkmus.  Maybe Dino jr.

COURTNEY TAYLOR-TAYLOR

Hey there whoever is reading this, it’s Courtney and I have recently acquired a handheld personal wireless device so I’m going to have Gothman (or whomever) put up anything cool that I run across in my daily wanderings about.

We are going to put up a new website (which is currently under construction) and it will be far simpler to navigate, so for now he will just stick it in the “news” section. 

Okay.  Yesterday whilst finishing my “Amigos” remix with Jacob, he showed me this: 

It reminded me that Bauhaus is indeed my favorite band ever and why.  Also that I was the singer for Bauhaus for a few minutes in DC once.  I like to call it that cuz it’s funny but really all I did was sing “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” with Daniel, Kevin and David J. which is pretty much the same as when sammy hagar sang for van halen but that we were smart enough to limit it to one song.  Ever.

Sorry for the cheap shot, Sammy, but it was just right there, ya know.

Anyhoo.

This next clip is dark, sweet and campy and basically everything I love about old film.  the lighting is so beautiful and the story is obviously very sad.  Marlene just looks amazing.  She actually did have Bette Davis Eyes back when they called them “bedroom eyes”.

Now here’s a quick look at Marlene Dietrich, my favorite female archetype ever:

Incidentally she is also my favorite singer from the 20’s / 30’s era largely because she has a low voice that never gets shrill as many of those old recordings do. btw the movie is called Dishonored.

COURTNEY TAYLOR-TAYLOR

Beach

I went to the beach with a couple of my old friends from high school.  Time moves very slowly at the beach and there’s not much to do.  Or rather time moves slowly anywhere when there’s not much to do.   Yes that’s the Goonies rock.  We used to call it Haystack Rock.

So of course we watched a couple movies:  Team America and Spinal Tap.  You could read my review of Team America but I’ll save you the time… TEAM AMERICA IS THE FUNNIEST MOVIE I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE.

Now, Spinal Tap on the other hand is not funny at all.  It’s very serious.  Very real.  It also got me thinkin about my time spent in the industry.  I did so much bitching about it when i was on Capitol Records but really, the first group of people there were amazing.  And I miss it’s ability to get art into the world. 

For example, these were people who got very good at their own little tweaker things.  This can only really be done alone, without the immediate rewards of applause or even a big pat on the back.  Generally in teenage bedrooms. Here are three examples from my alma mater:

COURTNEY TAYLOR-TAYLOR



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